A week in security (May 13 – 19)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 15:57:29 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 13–19, including ransomware attacks on the upswing, website hacking, pseudo-VPNs, bloatware, and more.

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No, Google, Apple's privacy is not a luxury item

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 06:10:00 -0700

Why is privacy a luxury? Possibly because surveillance capitalist firms have subsidized product prices by collecting and trading in the personal data of the people that use their products, enabling them to sell hardware cheap.

The consequences of convenience

The crux of Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s argument against firms such as (obviously including but never named) Apple is that his company offers convenience in exchange for personal secrets, makes its services available for free, and has a “profound commitment” to protecting user privacy.

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Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 03:00:00 -0700

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Awakening the beast: BatMobi adware

Credit to Author: Nathan| Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000

BatMobi is an Advertisement Software Developer Kit (Ad SDK) that was once clean and safe to use, but suddenly began serving adware in January. Learn more about this elusive threat, including how to clean it off pre-installed apps on mobile devices.

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3059 android malware detected per day in 2018 – Are you still counting on free android antivirus for protection?

Credit to Author: Sushmita Kalashikar| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:35:49 +0000

The incidents of cyber-attacks on smartphones, especially those working on the popular Android operating system, have been on a constant rise. However, a major reason people still continue to go in for android smartphones, is the fact that these are mostly cheap to buy. However, the year 2018 ended with…

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Automated Android attacks deliver “UFO” cryptominer Trojan

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:00:23 +0000

A persistent attack against Android devices is on the rise and gaining traction with the criminals who do this sort of thing<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/zu19kgWwZIw” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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A week in security (February 18 – 24)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 16:52:20 +0000

A roundup of security news from February 18–24 covering our most recent blogs and happenings in the world of infosec, including ATM hacking, Facebook location settings, spear phishing, and more.

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Miles de apps Android se saltan el ID de publicidad para monitorizar los usuarios

Credit to Author: Naked Security| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:36:33 +0000

Seis años después de su nacimiento, parece que el ID de publicidad para Android (AAID) puede que ya no sea la efectiva herramienta de privacidad que Google decía. Un nuevo estudio de AppCensus ha encontrado 18.000 apps en Play Store, muchas de ellas con millones de instalaciones, que parecen estar eludiendo el sistema AAID, recopilando [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/IcRUz8e4tmk” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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